CNR Rao and SR Tendulkar – A Statistical Comparison

A bit far-fetched but who cares. Saluting two heroes.

CNRR runs synthesis. SRT synthesizes runs.

CNR Rao did his BSc in 1951 and got his first job as IIT Prof in 1963 – 12 years
SRT started playing competitive cricket at 11 and debuted for India at 16 – 5 Years
So 2.4 years academically == 1 year in Sports (basic axiom)

CNRR has finished 62 years in research while SRT has finished 29 years. Almost same based on above algorithm.

CNRR has 60 doctorates + 45 books = 105 which is same as 101 centuries of Tendulkar. Doctorates and books are highest achievements in academics while centuries are highest for cricketbharatratna-SRT-CNRR

CNRR has written 1500 papers. 3 to 5 papers is a doctorate, so equal to about 350 doctorates which is approximately equal to 35000 runs which is same as Sachin total runs.

CNRR is nominated advisor to PM on Science. SRT is nominated to Rajya Sabha to advise on sports

CNRR has won top science honor from China. SRT has won top civilian honor from Australia.

CNRR was the first one to synthesize double dimensional oxide material. SRT was the first one to hit a double century in ODs.

CNRR has won many international awards so has SRT

CNRR has been accused of plagiarism while SRT has been accused of tax evasion on his Ferrari.

CNRR has won Bharat Ratna. SRT has won Bharat Ratna.

About the Author: Ashwini Mathur is a resident of Hyderabad. In the past he has worked at GSK Pharmaceuticals as a Senior General Manager and at Novartis after that. He has a Master’s degree in Mathematics from IIT Delhi, a PhD in bio-statistics from University and College Berkeley, California and an executive MBA from IIM Bangalore.

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